In the past, Gangoji had a great power and a vast grounds.
Naramachi Museum is where the main hall of the Gangoji Temple was.
Buddha images and old daily necessities are displayed there.
[ Naramachi Museum in the site of former main hall of Gangoji temple ]
This time I will introduce the Naramachi Museum located near the Koshin-do Hall introduced last week.
The Naramachi Museum is in the place where the former main hall of the Gangoji temple was.
The first full-fledged temple in Japan is the Hokoji Temple.
Hokoji Temple was built in Asuka, it moved here when the capital moved to Heijo Kyo.
And it changed to a name called Gangoji.
The former Gangoji Temple had a great power.
Gangoji Temple was prosperous for a while after relocation.
However, it gradually declined since the Medieval period.
Main hall of the temple burnt in 1451, but it was not rebuilt.
People have been settling on the site.
A lot of houses were built.
The house of Naramachi Museum is one of them.
[ Naramachi Museum ]
The Naramachi Museum is about 1,500 meters from JR Nara station and about 1000 meters from Kintetsu Nara station.
You may feel it is far, but you will not get bored because there are lots of tourist facilities on the way.
The Naramachi Museum is a private museum.
The president of the Naramachi Museum has remodeled his house, collected folk materials such as people's daily necessities and signs of shops, Buddha statues, etc. and displayed them.
The president is a generous person.
Admission fee is free of charge.
Photography is permitted for exhibits.
They said that it is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every day of the year.
[ Images enshrined at the Naramachi Museum ]
On the northern side of the Naramachi Museum, Togenuki Kannon is enshrined.
It is said that when you feel unwell in your body, it will get better if you touch the same part of Kannon's body.
It is written that put 100 yen as fee in the offertory box when you touch.
Juichimen Kannon is enshrined.
And Shomen Kongo is enshrined.
[ Many Exhibits in the Naramachi Museum ]
These are signboards of shops.
This is written as "ocha".
It means tea leaves.
This is written as "ame".
It means candy or syrup.
There are old daily necessities.
[ Approximate Latitude and Longitude of tourist spots etc. ]
In Google Maps, you can find the location of tourist spots with latitude and longitude.
The following latitudes and longitudes are not officially announced, they are what I found out.
So they may be wrong.
Naramachi Museum: N34.67688 E135.82994
(August 31, 2018)